Beddegana Wetland Park, Sri Jayawardenepura

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Beddegana wetland park is located amidst the heart of the Administrative capital Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte and minute away from the hustle and bustle of the city .The new Parliament Complex of Sri Lanka is very close proximity to this green hub.

The parks Location within the declared "Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte Bird Sanctuary" and highly urban built environment sets the stage for its paradigm importance. This 18 hectare territory is a home to many endemic birds and many other faunal species such as butterflies, dragonflies and mammals native to Sri Lankan and Asian wetlands. Apart from that this marsh area is a popular stopover of migratory birds. During the migratory season, one can catch sight of the diverse flocks of shorebirds or waders including plovers and sandpipers.

The scientific studies carried out periodically in the Beddagana wetland has made evidence to this . It has been recorded that 50 species of birds, 20 species of fish ,119 species of butterflies make this wetland their habitat and endangered mammals included in the IUCN red list such as fishing cat is among the resident species of mammals. About 100 species of vegetation types provide the niches to the animal population.

Meandering board walk which cut across internal water bodies and diverse wetland habitats butterfly walk and wader watch unveiling a hands on experience of many rare butterflies and dragonfly habitats , reed ponds with native reed species, created wetland forest patch with nature trails, Bird watching tower and bird hides situated at strategic locations showcasing memorable experience of birdlife in a typical inland wetland habitat are the attractions of this wetland park. Diyawanna floating Deck , unveiling a panoramic view of the Parliament lake and its surroundings can be reached through the forest walk - a trek through a natural swamp forest , an immaculate environment with endemic rare varieties of trees and climbers.

The Wetland Park will be managed by a steering committee under the chairmanship of the UDA with relevant agencies such as Dept of Wildlife Conservation, Sri Lanka Land Reclamation & Development Corporation, Central Environment Authority and Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority .
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  • Located around beddagana Area. 100 Rupees charged for the entrance for n locals.we can spend around one hourin the place  more »
  • Very quiet place and also hugs of varieties of nature friendly place for all my lovely travellers arround the world.  more »
  • A tranquil hideaway close to the heart of busy Colombo. Appreciate the effort to conserve the beauty of the park with security checks. We were also happy to see vaccinated and spayed street dogs in the parking lot, fed and taken care of by the kind staff and residents nearby.
  • Very calm place. If you really want to examine the art of the nature this place is the most suitable one. But when you visit there, keep silent in this area because birds get disturbed. For local visitors, the ticket price is hundred rupees. That is a fair value because you are getting mind relaxing time just for hundred rupees.There is path called 'Butterflies walk'. There, you can have an amazing walk with butterflies. There are various type of trees and they fixed a name board for each and every plant in that wetland. Therefore, if you have a kid definitely this will be a environmental lesson for him/her.

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